Post 29 falls to Post 94

SISSONVILLE – Ryan McDonough allowed just one hit over five innings to lead South Charleston to an 11-1 win over Elkins Thursday in American Legion play.

McDonough fanned five before exiting in a game that ended in the eighth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Chance Price had a solid outing for Post 29, allowing four unearned runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two.

Brandon?Wright was 3 for 4 and Jordan Clark added a three-run homer that broke the game open in the seventh for Post 94.

“To beat a team like South Charleston you have to play error-free ball,” Elkins manager Chris George said. “We had too many mistakes and ran out of gas at the end.”

Tyler Shreve had an RBI single for Elkins.

Post 29 (21-6) will play the Charleston Power at 6 p.m. today at Capital High School.

Elkins 14s fall

CLARKSBURG – Logan Stump knocked in five runs to lift Beckley to a 16-2 win over Elkins in five innings Thursday in Babe Ruth 14-year-old state tournament action at Frank Loria Field.

Hunter Fansler, the son of former Elkins High School baseball standout Stanley Fansler, added a pair of hits and two RBIs for Beckley.

Luke Petrice had a triple for Elkins, while Chris Harlan added a double and Ean Winans and Ben McDonald singles.

Stump earned the win for Beckley, while Winans took the loss.

Elkins will face Huntington at 3 p.m. today in an elimination game.

Beckley and Harrison County, which defeated Huntington 12-0 in Thursday’s late game, will battle in a winner’s bracket contest at 5:30 p.m., followed by another elimination game at 8 p.m.

“We need to come out fighting (today),” Elkins manager Chris Broughton said.

“We have to put this one behind us and try to stay alive in the loser’s bracket.”